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Justin Morneau | Designated Hitter | #44

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 3 (0) / MIN
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Justin Morneau went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as Team Canada was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic with a loss to the United States on Sunday.
As a team, Canada mustered just four hits against Danny Duffy and Team USA while striking out 15 times. Morneau is still looking for a job on the free agent market and could become an option for the Rockies with the injury to Ian Desmond on Sunday. Mar 12 - 10:16 PM

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Free agent Justin Morneau went 2-for-5 with two RBI to lead Team Canada to a 7-1 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Morneau's .261/.303/.429 line for the White Sox in the second half of last year wasn't very impressive in isolation, but he was coming off elbow surgery and didn't get anything like his typical season prep work. He might still be an adequate first baseman or DH for a major league team, given the opportunity. A nice showing for Team Canada would help.
Mar 7 - 4:12 PM

According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins are no longer pursuing a reunion with free agent Justin Morneau.

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Sunday that there was mutual interest between the Twins and Morneau and Neal confirms that the two sides did talk, but per this latest column, "there's no room for him on the roster." Morneau, 35, batted just .261/.303/.429 with six home runs in 218 plate appearances last season with the White Sox. He could remain without a team when spring training opens.
Jan 30 - 3:27 PM

According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, there is mutual interest in a possible reunion between Justin Morneau and the Twins.

The Twins brass came out publicly on Saturday indicating that they were looking to add some veteran leadership through free agency, and Morneau would certainly fit the bill. The 35-year-old played 1278 games for the Twins between 2003-2013. He hit .261/.303/.429 with six homers and 25 RBI in 218 plate appearances with the White Sox in 2016.
Jan 29 - 5:05 PM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI against the Rays on Monday.

Morneau came back pretty strong in his return from elbow surgery, but he entered tonight hitting just .215/.255/.333 with eight RBI in his previous 27 games, leaving him with a .709 OPS overall. The White Sox have nothing to play for right now, but Morneau could use a big final week to entice a team to give him a DH job next year.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:57:00 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the starting lineup Monday against the Royals.

Morneau had been held out of game action since September 12 due to a neck issue. The 35-year-old has batted .261/.299/.438 over 49 games this season and is reportedly leaning toward playing another season.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 08:37:00 AM

Justin Morneau (neck) is hoping to return by the end of the team's current nine-game road trip.

The road trip ends a week from Sunday. Morneau has missed the last five games with a self-described "old man neck." Despite battling injuries all season, the 35-year-old said he's "leaning" toward playing another year. Morneau's contract is up at the end of 2016.
Source: whitesox.com
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 08:51:00 PM

Justin Morneau is out of the White Sox starting lineup on Tuesday because of a sore neck.

Morneau made an early exit from Monday's game because of the minor neck issue. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the veteran could return to action on Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Justin Morneau hit his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Morneau finished 1-for-4 in the contest. In 31 games with the Sox, the designated hitter has 16 RBI and nine runs scored to go with his five homers. Morneau is batting .274/.310/.500 in what is proving to be a successful comeback for the 35-year-old.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Justin Morneau hit a three-run double in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Morneau delivered the big blow in the White Sox' three-run first inning against All-Star Danny Salazar, hitting a slicing line drive down the left field line that bounced off the wall and allowed all three ducks on the pond to score. The runs batted in gave Morneau 14 RBI in 27 games this year. It's great to see the 35-year-old finding success again at the big league level, even if it's for a White Sox team that's going nowhere in 2016. Through Thursday's game, Morneau is batting .297/.337/.516 with four homers and seven runs scored overall.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Justin Morneau singled and ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Morneau's tater in the sixth inning was all the White Sox could put together against Corey Kluber and the Indians' bullpen. The 35-year-old has been a quality pick-up for the White Sox to this point, sporting a .301/.344/.518 batting line with four homers and 11 RBI over 25 games.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Justin Morneau went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Morneau had three singles to go along with the double, including an RBI single in the fifth inning. After starting his White Sox career 7-for-30, Morneau has hits in nine of his last 10 games to raise his line to .300/.351/.500. He's also got three homers and nine RBI in 20 games overall.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 01:17:00 AM

Justin Morneau hit a solo home run to provide the only scoring the White Sox could muster on Wednesday.

He finished 1-for-4 on the night. The longball was his third of the season in 50 at-bats since coming off the disabled list a couple weeks ago.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Justin Morneau went 2-for-5 and hit a solo home run in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

He also doubled in a run in the fourth inning. After missing the entire first half of the season, Morneau is batting .263/.333/.474 with two home runs in 12 games.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Justin Morneau clubbed a three-run homer as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on Friday night in Chicago.

It came at a very critical juncture as well, as his two-out, three-run blast off Michael Fulmer gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, that wound up being the extent of their club's offense. Morneau finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting .278/.409/.500 since he joined the White Sox on July 15.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 12:22:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Jacob May
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Cody Asche
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Anthony Swarzak
8Tommy Kahnle
9Chris Beck